Video not only adds value to everyday organizational communication, it personalizes internal communications in a way that can have a big impact on our Vincentian “corporate” culture.
Technology: Issues and Uses
Advocacy: Do it!
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Apr 15, 2018 | Formation, Technology: Issues and Uses
Vincentians of every branch are often shy, or at least trying to be humble. Humility is a great goal. Not advocating isn’t humility. Here’s how Daughter of Charity Julie Kubasak is trying to advocate.
So Many Metrics, So Little Time
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Mar 20, 2018 | Formation, Social Media, Technology: Issues and Uses
Keeping track of these metrics doesn’t have to be so daunting when you have the right tools on deck. By knowing what people are saying about your organization’s content and responding in a timely manner, you ultimately set yourself up to grow your social presence faster.
Multi-camera Live Streaming for Facebook and More
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Mar 13, 2018 | News, Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
I had the pleasure of being with Brazilian Vincentian (SSVP) Thiago Tibúrcio the other day. Thiago is the editor of famvin on Portuguese and a professional journalist. He introduced me to Open Broadcaster Software (the OBS project) -- an open source free software...
The Power of Story: A Classic Technology
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Mar 6, 2018 | News, Technology: Issues and Uses
Storytelling -- relating a good story -- is the first Facebook, the first Twitter, the first Instagram, the first Snapchat. Story has power to inform, to persuade, to enchant and to inspire. Ella Saltmarshe, in Using Story to Change Systems" in the Stanford Social...
4 Keys For Using Social Media for Positive Change
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Jan 30, 2018 | Formation, Social Media, Technology: Issues and Uses
Inventive. Inclusive. Humble. Collaborative. These are 4 keys to promoting positive change with the social media tools at your disposal. 1. Take advantage of interactive activism opportunities in online communities. Research shows that people are more likely to...
Social Media: A Powerful Tool for Advocacy?
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Nov 7, 2017 | Formation, Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
Social media might be a powerful tool, and Dr. David K. Rehr, Law Professor at George Mason University, questions whether or not there is evidence to support social media's "advocacy efficacy"! I am certain that advocates will be able to point to successful social...
THINK ABOUT: Instagram as a “web site”
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Oct 31, 2017 | Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
Leave it to Ikea to do something simple but innovative. With the help of an ad agency, the Russian division of Ikea launched its new PS 2014 collection using Instagram as a website. If you followe ikea_ps_2014 on your Instagram app, you’ll see 12 images— 6 of which...
Implementing a Mobile Strategy
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Oct 10, 2017 | Formation, Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
Implementing a mobile strategy is no longer an option for Vincentian Family brnaches, because in less than a year more of your supporters will visit your website from a mobile device than from their desktop computer. Maybe more are only connecting from their phones...
Can Artificial Intelligence Help the Vincentian Family Mission?
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | May 30, 2017 | Church, Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
Catholic religious news and spirituality site "Aleteia" asks, "Can Artificial Intelligence Help the New Evangelization?" Aleteia has adopted a technology called chatbot to help people use the resources on their site. It's fascinating! For most Catholics,...
Preparing for the Future: Foundation Day
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Jan 24, 2017 | Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
Crowdsourcing, besides helping in preparing for the future, helps your organization cast a wider net for ideas on how to further its mission. This is what one foundation has learned. They are looking for organizations that have crowdfunding as part of their...
Do You Use Podcasts?
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Dec 20, 2016 | Social, Technology: Issues and Uses
Are podcasts a thing of the past? The research says no! On the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions EMEA Blog Jason Miller writes, It’s a constant source of amazement to me that I don’t see more people using podcasts for marketing – and in particular, for B2B marketing. I...